Follicular Unit Extraction – FUE

FUT, FUE, BHT: What Do They All Mean?

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If you’re planning to undergo hair transplant, the first place to start is to research the various techniques currently practiced. This can seem like an overwhelming sea of acronyms, with mixed reviews and feedback about each one mounting the confusion you already feel. Start by breaking down the building blocks of each technique to find out if it is the right one for you. What is FUT? FUT stands for follicular unit transplant. This hair transplant technique came about in the 1980’s, with major development in the 1990’s. It is considered the “traditional” method of hair transplant because it is […]

Automation FUE Still Not Ready For Primetime

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FUE, or follicular unit extraction, is an ever-growing hair transplant method. It is not only gaining popularity, but also seems to be constantly developing in technology to improve surgical hair restoration capabilities overall. By nature, its individual follicle extraction was an improvement from other methods in invasiveness, recovery time, scarring, and hairline design. Of course, FUE has also seen somewhat of a tools race—the development of various extraction tools to get the job done as quickly, safely, and efficiently as humanly (or robotically) possible. However, many of these new FUE machines are not yet advanced enough for the most advanced […]

F.U.E Hair Transplant Procedures For African American Patients

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Techniques in Follicular Unit Extraction can be specialized for specific groups like African Americans. There are physiological distinctions that pertain not only to the hair shaft, but also the hair follicle  itself and its relationship with surrounding tissue. To create the best results, the hair doctor must be able to work effectively within the construct of these characteristics during the actual procedure. Prior to performing an F.U.E. transplant on African American patients, the doctor must determine the transection rates in potential candidates. This is done through a preliminary F.U.E. test procedure to help decide whether or not the patient can […]

Surgical Solutions For Ethnic Hair Loss

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While hair loss happens across different ethnic groups, transplant procedures need to be very specialized to accommodate specific characteristics such as the nature of surrounding tissue, hair follicles, hair shafts and growth patterns. The two ethnicities that require this level of discernment includes Asians and individuals of African descent. Surgical Hair Loss Interventions for Ethnic Groups Strip hair transplant methods have been the traditional form of surgical intervention since about the early 2000s. It involves removing a horizontal strip of hair bearing skin from the back of the head. This strip is then cut into individual grafts to be transplanted […]

The Evolution of Surgical Hair Replacement Techniques

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The best way to achieve hair replacement is undoubtedly through surgery. While this is a more costly option, the results are permanent. And depending on the skill and technique used, the outcome more or less approximates a natural state of having a full head of hair. Surgical techniques for hair transplantation  can be grouped as older techniques versus more modern techniques, such as F.U.E. Older Surgical Hair Replacement Methods Punch grafting is a hair replacement  technique which emerged around 1955. It uses a specialized instrument to punch out cylindrical shaped grafts of skin, “plugs” from the donor area. This not […]

FUE Hair Transplant: Will Nape Hair Survive Long-term?

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For the past several years, the trusted donor source for hair transplant has been confined to a linear strip at the mid-rear scalp. This donor area falls within the safe donor area (SDA), also known as the “safe zone.” When follicular unit extraction (FUE) came along, things started to change. Surgeons could use this advanced micro-surgical technique to harvest the donor hair in individual follicular units rather than excising a whole strip of flesh. As FUE has proven its value and continued to develop, it is has become the norm for surgeons to select specific hair (from anywhere on the […]

Follicular Unit Extraction: A Multi-Faceted Method

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Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a method of hair transplantation that was first invented in the 1980’s and blossomed into global use in the 1990’s. With this sophisticated technique, surgeons harvest hair by grafting follicular units one by one from the donor pool. This means: A minimally invasive surgery Donor hair is not confined to the mid-back portion of the head No staples, stitches, or sutures of any kind No more linear scarring (as with strip harvesting) A quicker healing time than other methods FUE Branches Out With the advent of follicular unit extraction, another major advantage followed suit: the […]

What Is Follicular Unit Extraction?

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The Origin Of Follicular Unit Extraction In the early 1900s hair loss became a prominent enough problem for someone to develop a technology to combat the condition. The dawn of hair restoration developed in Japan during this time, and has continued to evolve ever since. We have seen scalp reduction, flap surgery, and in the 1950s we saw the first of hair transplantation with punch grafting. Hair transplantation itself has come a long way; from the punch graft, to strip surgery, and now, to follicular unit extraction (FUE). The follicular unit extraction technique first came about in the 1980s, also […]

Dr. Umar Discusses Hair Restoration with American Health & Beauty

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As part of their article exploring hair transplant technologies, American Health & Beauty conducted a short video interview with Dr. Umar discussing the basics of hair restoration through Follicular Unit Extraction. Enjoy!

Eyebrow Restoration – How Does It Work?

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Eyebrow restoration used to be limited to helping burn victims, but time and advances in technology has seen it evolve into a cosmetic option popular with both men and women looking to reshape and rejuvenate their eyebrows. Your eyebrow hairs grow from the follicle at a sharp angle, so unlike the hairs on your head, your eyebrow hair is growing flat against the surface of your skin. The growth cycle of your eyebrow hair is also far shorter than that of the hairs of your scalp – about four months, as compared to three to seven years. Unlike your scalp […]